A victory for the people: After eight years of community resistance and international pressure, Hidro Santa Cruz leaves Guatemala. Interview with Basilio Tzoy
Political persecution and imprisonment, criminalization of the struggle, threats and even the murder of social leaders, featured the imposition of hydroelectric megaproject Hidro Santa Cruz, in Santa Cruz Barillas, Guatemala, since 2008.
This Human Rights Day please stand up for the rights of climate refugees – people forced to flee their homes because of the impacts of climate change. Please ask the UN Secretary General to protect Climate Refugees under international law.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – President-elect Donald Trump threatens our environment and we vow to fight him every step of the way. Like Sen. Bernie Sanders, Trump tapped into a deep resentment about the governing establishment of both the Democratic and Republican Parties. … Continue reading
In solidarity with the Lenca People And rejection of the Agua Zarca Project report by the mission of the FMO (Entrepreneurial Development Bank)
Friends of the Earth Latin America and the Caribbean – ATALC – wishes to express to the international community our rejection of the report delivered by the mission contracted by the FMO (Entrepreneurial Development Bank) related to the construction of … Continue reading
Friends of the Earth Latin America and the Caribbean (ATALC) expresses its deep sorrow and condemnation of the murders of Honduran comrades José Angel Flores and Silmer Dionisio George. José was the president of the Unified Peasant Movement of Aguán … Continue reading
The people least responsible for causing the climate crisis are the first to be affected. Last week a small group of people staged a protest at London’s City Airport to draw attention to a fact that doesn’t get enough attention: … Continue reading
Our Rights & Justice Centre offers free legal support, helping communities and other campaign groups protect their environment. This doesn’t just mean nature and green spaces, but our communities and the places we live, work, play, learn and shop.
Social, indigenous, popular and environmental organizations are protesting to express disagreement with the current economic development model, and to highlight the government’s failure to fulfil prior commitments.
In the space of 2 weeks, 4 activists have been shot. 2 are dead and 1 is currently in grave danger.
On International Women’s Day, 8th March 2016, we raise our voices in indignation at the brutal murder of our sister Berta Cáceres – indigenous Lenca leader, community organiser, grassroots feminist and environmental justice activist. Berta was murdered in her home … Continue reading
Early this morning, March 3, 2016, armed individuals forcibly entered and assassinated Honduran activist Berta Cáceres, founder of COPINH, in her home in La Esperanza, department of Intibucá in southwestern Honduras.